Results and Round Up from Outlaw Half Nottingham
Outlaw season got underway at the National Water Sports Centre on 15 May. Sunshine, big crowds, fantastic athletes and the best race crew in triathlon all helped make it a successful day.
Jack Hutchens broke away on the run with an impressive 13.1 mile split of 1:11.57. His overall time of 3:52:27 was just 45 seconds shy of the course record, which was set by Will Clarke in 2019.
Finn Anentz was second and will hopefully gain a professional racing license as a result. Stephen Derrett was third – he initially entered in 2019 but the race was cancelled in 2020 and he deferred in 2021. He said the Covid delay helped him improve enough to reach podium.
Megan McDonald set the early pace but pulled up at the start of the run with an injury making super-swimmer, Hannah Munday the leader. She was later passed by the smooth running of Lizzie Rayner, who went on to win in 4:35:56. Munday finished less than a minute behind and Davina Greenwell was third.
It was possibly no surprise that Team Riot Racing / Team Bottrill broke the Relay course record. The team containing three-time Olympic swimmer, Ross Davenport, cycling legend Matt Bottrill and former professional triathlete, Will Clarke set a new standard of 3:48:09.
It was inspiring and emotional to see Sam Perkins complete ‘One More Tri’. He completed the full distance Outlaw in 2016 but was later diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) and called on the support of friends and family, including former Nottingham Forest FC players to help him around the Outlaw Half course. There’s no treatment or cure for MND, please support if you can: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/onemoretri.